Article Archives

Floor Focus is a monthly magazine of analysis and education for the floor covering industry's interconnected business sectors: retailers, distributors, contract dealers, manufacturers, architects, designers and commercial end users. While Floor Daily gives you the news, Floor Focus tells you what the news means for your business.

20 Years: Then and Now - July 2012   Full Article
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Floor Focus team takes a comprehensive look at the last two decades in flooring, including top industry leaders, key innovations, shift in product share, housing trends, acquisitions, and much more.

Rug Market Update - July 2012   Full Article
Editor Brian Hamilton examines the state of the area rug market, covering market trends and highlights from top players—with a special focus on the role of the Internet in marketing and showcasing rugs.

Strategic Exchange - July 2012   Full Article
Publisher Kemp Harr discusses the qualities of leadership, citing Ray Anderson as an example, and also looks at the challenges involved in putting together a 20-year review of the flooring industry.

Designer Forum - July 2012   Full Article
Environetics' Stephanie Boldon writes about how the themes of earth, sky and water were woven into the interior design of CMM, a forensic accounting firm based in Los Angeles.

Tuft Talk - July 2012   Full Article
Contributing editor Frank Hurd makes the case for boosting carpet business by focusing on hiring quality installers and emphasizing certification standards.

People Power - July 2012   Full Article
Contributing editor Scott Humphrey discusses the issue of time, in terms of how to use the time we have already experienced, how to make the most of our time today, and how best to use our time going forward.

Commercial Market 2012 - June 2012   Full Article
Editor Darius Helm offers an overview of the state of the commercial market, including economic analysis, a commercial sector update and a report on the performance of the different flooring categories.

Installation Update - June 2012   Full Article
Editor Brian Hamilton examines installation issues in the flooring industry, including training and compensation, and offers reports on all flooring categories: carpet, ceramic tile, hardwood, resilient flooring and laminates.

Coverings Review - June 2012   Full Article
Editor Jessica Chevalier reviews this year's Coverings show, held in Orlando in April. The report, which includes trends and sustainability news, includes reviews of products from Crossville, Tau, Florida Tile, Imola, Marazzi, Florim, StonePeak and more.

Environments for Aging Conference - June 2012   Full Article
Contributing editor Ruth Simon McRae reports on this year's Environments for Aging conference, held in Orlando at the end of April. The article pinpoints trends in the assisted living sector and discusses the need for more flooring education.